There have been countless plays written about the descent of someone into alcohol or drugs. When Stanley yells "Stella" in A Streetcar Named Desire he’s drunk. The dialogue in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf wouldn't be as searing without the mask of liquor.
But what about a play about getting sober? And what if it was written and produced in the hope it'd be a vehicle to help someone in the audience recognize their own struggle and get help?
Producer Paige Phelps found a production with that very goal here in Houston — one whose producers have their eyes on taking the message to a much larger audience.